In this edition of By The Numbers, we card check the PennCard.
Year when PennCards were introduced. Before 1986, the year-round carding operation was handled by the Division of Public Safety.
Approximate number of PennCards produced every year – one for every three minutes that the PennCard Center is open.
Approximate percentage of PennCards that are made for students, followed by staff and faculty. Visiting Scholars, University Trustees, alumni or another members of the Penn community can get PennCards too.
Price of the PennCard. It is issued at no cost.
Number of times each year that a PennCard is swiped to shop at the Bookstore, in a Penn dining hall, to make a photocopy or grab a quick snack from a vending machine.
Price to replace a lost or stolen PennCard.
Year in which the PennCard Center introduced KidsCards for children of faculty, staff and alumni. These cards were offered during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and for Homecoming.
Number of new services offered at the PennCard Center: Notary services, passport photos and United States Postal Service “Forever” stamp books.
Originally published on December 3, 2009